What Revlon Says:
Lightweight primer smoothes and softens skin to create the perfect canvas. Reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. Wear alone or under foundation.
Dimethicone, Isododecane, Water, Trisiloxane, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Isodecyl neopentanoate, C13-16 isoparaffin, Silica silylate, C10-13 isoparaffin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Methicone, Calcium aluminum borosilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG 20 Crosspolymer
Ingredients list taken from HERE.
It’s a silicone containing primer, if allergic to silicone please skip this.
Revlon Photoready Perfecting primer comes in a pump dispenser glass bottle packaging making it very user friendly & avoiding the product wastage. The nozzle is quiet smaller which dispenses out limited quantity as required. But I find it a bit bulk to carry around in my case. I have been using this since 2 months & find myself having a kind of love-hate relationship. The formula leans towards the runny-creamy side without being liquidy & gives a silicones feel. The primer is in pale beige colour which applies transparent without leaving any tint. It does brighten up the face but doesn’t give that luminous/shiny finish which is the reason why this photographs well. It covers those pores & imperfections thoroughly creating a flawless canvas for the makeup application.
The formula feels very hydrating post application which soon dries down into the skin leaving a satiny smooth base. For the first few days I immediately applied my BB cream post this primer when I noticed that it doesn’t appear as dewy as my Korres one but my skin looked great. I then tried wearing this alone later to find out that it’s actually not at all moisturising & gets completely disappears into the skin leaving a matte fresh & healthy looking base. For me wearing this alone without any coverage is out of question due to obvious lack of hydration. This definitely comes in the category of a typical makeup base which gets the skin ready for a flawless appearance & hold on your entire makeup without any caking, patching or feathering up. But I love the fact that I can wear this below my moisturising foundations for which otherwise I usually skip any base because of the natural luscious & suppleness they provide to my skin. Also this is super light on skin which makes it more wearable.
I am not a multilayering person in terms of makeup & fortunately blessed with a good flawless skin. I like to use minimal as a base either a good hydrating & brightening primer or foundation/bb cream & not both preferably (unless required). I love my Korres Anti-ageing Primer & MAC strobe Cream , both of them are hydrating & makes my skin supple, dewy & bright. Revlon Photoready primer doesn’t fits into my bill so efficiently. For me this is an intermittent product & I love to use this especially when I am getting photographed.
Overall it does give skin a smooth & satiny finish by covering all flaws, holds makeup intact for long & photographs well without any shine on face but I am afraid if this would be an ideal choice for drier types where it fails to offer any kind of hydration making skin look too matte.
Revlon Photoready primer is available in one more variant called Color Correcting Primer to neutralize the redness & uneven skin color.
- Transparent pump dispenser packaging, makes it very user friendly.
- The formula applies transparent on skin giving a smooth satiny base.
- Fills in the pores, lines & even out the skin.
- Hold makeup intact for long.
- Photographs well.
- Will work well for Oily types giving a matte satiny finish.
- Not at all moisturising for dry skin. Will find it too matte.
Gives skin a smooth & satiny finish by covering all flaws, holds makeup intact for long & photographs well without any shine on face but I am afraid if this would be an ideal choice for drier types where it fails to offer any kind of hydration making skin look too matte. This one have silicones, so if you are allergic to silicones can skip this.